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Thursday, October 9, 2008

recipe of the week: skinnier choc-oat chip cookies

does a skinny bovine eat dessert? um, yeah! i'm actually cursed with an out-of-control sweet tooth ever since i had my daughter. i craved sweets like crazy when i was pregnant and it never went away. the term "pregnancy craving" has got to be a myth.

that's okay! my husband loves dessert so it doesn't bother him a bit that i make dessert all the time.

sometimes my dessert experiments run amuck because i'm trying to make them healthy, but not this one! they are "skinnier" because they have 1/2 the butter of regular cookies and they have oats and multigrain flake cereal instead of just flour. (they aren't healthy by any means, but they're an improvement on regular cookies!) and they also halted my biggest pet peeve about cookies... they aren't gross the 2nd day. i put them in a plastic bag overnight and they were so yummy and chewy today i couldn't stop eating them! enjoy!

skinnier choc-oat chip cookies
24 cookies

1/4 cup butter (1/2 a stick), almost melted
1/4 cup light or fat free sour cream
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs (or 3 egg whites if you want to get extra healthy!)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup oats
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup multigrain flake cereal (i used the wal-mart generic brand. corn flakes would work.)
3/4 cup chocolate chips

1. cream butter, sour cream and sugar. add vanilla and eggs. beat until creamy.
2. add flour, oats, salt and baking soda. mix well.
3. stir in chocolate chips and multigrain flakes.
4. bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes (depends on your oven - watch them close and error on the side of undercooking them. do not overcook. they are done when the edges start to get brown.)


Adamson Family said...

I'll have to try them. I really found our cooking blog interesting. I love to cook. I didn't know that you had a food blog. Cool! I'm going to try some of the meatless meals.

Super Angie said...

Yum! I have a crazy sweet tooth too. I don't make cookies very often because they seem to go stale so fast... I'm intrigued by your promise that second day is just as good. :)

BrittWilk said...

hey janine! definitely go for the meatless meals! i'm getting more and more into it all the time. and it's really nice to see my stash of chicken in my freezer go slower.

and ang, i'm glad the stale problem is your cookie pet peeve too. these will totally be yummy on day 2 as long as you don't let them overcook! :)

Post-it Note said...

My friend made these and gave me two and I AM IN LOVE.


healthy cooking on a budget

disclaimer: i don't claim to be an expert on cooking, weight loss or even healthy eating, but i do love to cook, find healthy, taste bud-friendly tricks and most of all, i love to eat!

qualifications: what qualifies me to blog on cooking healthy on a small budget? well, as my husband is still a student, my budget is not what you'd call large. and as for the healthy part, when i was 10 i was diagnosed with pancreatitus - a disease that doesn't effect me much anymore unless i eat food that is too greasy or has too much fat (in which case, well, let's just say i get really sick). this had steered my experience and limited cooking expertise in a health-conscious direction.

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